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How to Remove Front Seats 14-19 Chevy Silverado

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How to Remove Front Seats 14-19 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2019-04-26

How to remove, replace and install the front seats to the 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Chevy Silverado

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Seats
    • Disconnect the negative battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
    • Remove the trim from the seat track
    • Pry off the side trim from the seat
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the seat track
    • Pry off the plastic trim from the seatbelt latch
    • Remove the T30 bolt from the seatbelt
    • Slide the seatbelt down and out
    • Slide the seat back
    • Disconnect the airbag connector
    • Unclip the trim piece from the front of the seat track with a pick
    • Slide the seat back
    • Lift the seat up and out
    • Repeat this process on the other side
  2. step 2 :Installing the Front Seats
    • Lift the seat into place
    • Connect the air bag connector
    • Tighten the bolts to the track
    • Tighten the bolts to 33 foot-pounds
    • Connect the seatbelt and tighten the T30 screw
    • Press the seatbelt latch trim on
    • Press the trim to the seat track
    • Press the trim to the side of the seat
    • Connect the negative battery terminal with a 10mm wrench

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

Installation Video
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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove the front seats out of this 2015 Chevy Silverado. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

We want to disconnect the battery because we are going to remove the connector for the airbag. There is an airbag in the seat. This vehicle has manual seats, so I'll disconnect the battery now. If you had electric seats, you're going to want to, first, position the seat forward, remove the anchors for the seat, and then disconnect the battery. I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket and a ratchet, loosen up the negative terminal on the battery, and disconnect it. I'm going to just slide this cable out of the way. I don't want it to accidentally hit the negative terminal on the battery.

I'm going to access the bolts in the rear of the seat. There's one right there we can access, but this one, has a cover over it, so I'll take this off. Just grab this piece, slide this off like that, and then underneath here, we're going to have to slide this off. You might have to move the seat. I am going to move it back.

From the front, I'm just going to slide this out like that. This comes off. This slides forward a little bit. There's a little clip right there. All right, now, I'm going to slide the seat forward. Now, we want to remove these two bolts. I'm going to use a T50 and a ratchet. Loosen these up. Take those bolts out. Before we move the seat back, I want to disconnect the seat belt from the seat, so I have to remove this cover right here. I'm just going to use a trim tool, get under here, this kind of slides up. Be careful with the plastic. There we go. There's some clips, right here. One of them broke, so sometimes that happens, but it will still stay secure once we're done.

I'm going to take this screw out and use a T30 and a ratchet. Take that out and just grab the seat belt. Slide it down, pull it up. I'm just going to back the seat up now. Like I said before, if you have electric seats, you'd want to move it back now, and then disconnect the battery before we disconnect the airbag. Right now I'm going to disconnect the airbag on this. I'm just going to use a straight blade screwdriver. Pull the lock back. Then, this connector has a little lever right here. Push down on that red tab and then slide the lever. That will disconnect, right there.

All right. Before we pull the seat out, I am going to take a straight blade screwdriver. There's a little trim piece right here that has to come off, otherwise, it's going to prevent you from sliding the seat out. It just slides forward like that. So, there's a clip right here on this side, and then there's also one on the backside, so it's kind of hard to get that one on the backside, right there. So, I have that all disconnected.

Sometimes it's easy to come from the backside and lift the seat up, and then you're going to grab from underneath and slide it out. Now that the seat is completely disconnected from the car, now, getting the seat out of the vehicle can sometimes be a challenge, so have the doors open. A lot of times, the seat's pretty heavy, so you might need a helper to help you get the seat out. Just grab the seat. Be careful near the door, you don't want to scratch anything. Just close that door a little bit, and then pull the seat out. Now you can do the same with the other side.

Now I'll just try to slide the seat in without scratching anything. Once you're in position, you want to get the front of the seat clipped in. These clips under here want to go in those slots. Get them lined up, and then you grab the back of the seat, raise it up, and before I do anything else, I like to grab the front of the seat and make sure it's secure. That looks good. Before I secure the backside, I want to plug this connector in. This connector goes on this way. Latch it in. That's latched in. Then take the wire and just tuck it in under the carpet, like that.

Now, if you have an electric seat, you can go hook the battery back up at this point because you're going to have to move it forward so you can get the rear bolts in. We don't have an electric seat so we can just slide our seat forward, just like that. Take these two bolts: one goes here, and one goes over here. Then I'm going to take a T50 and tighten these down. I'm going to use torque wrench and I'm going to torque these bolts to 33 foot-pounds. What you want to make sure is, when you're torquing these bolts because there is some thread locker on these bolts, they could not be tightened down all the way. Just make sure you take the seat and wiggle it a little bit, and make sure that it's not loose. It could give you a false torque. That's good. Everything is nice and tight.

Now, we want to reinstall this screw right here. You could be a little thread locker on there, and then take the seat belt, make sure the seat belt's not twisted. Slide this latch into there. Put the screw in using the AT30. Then, I'll take a ratchet, snug it up, and we'll torque it. We want to torque this to 33 foot-pounds. We'll take this cover. This cover is going to slide in down below, and then just lock in place. Now we want install these trim pieces. We'll start with this one in the back. There you go--just slide this in position right here. Get that like that. This piece is just going to slide in from the front.

It might be easier to push the seat back a little bit. Just get this to line up, and there we go. That's on. Make sure that it snaps in together. You might have an easier time putting this piece on than the back piece, either way. We have this front piece, this is going to go right here, and just slide in place. And, then we're going to do the same with the other side. Now, we just hook up the battery. Get the negative cable, slide it through here. Get that in position. Take a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet and just tighten this up. Just get it snug, and grab the negative terminal and just wiggle it, make sure it's tight. That's good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

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